How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in Kentucky?

Do elementary school teachers in Kentucky make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Kentucky elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in Kentucky earn an average of $52,660 a year.

This is 18% less than elementary school teachers nationwide, but it is 20% more than the typical Kentucky worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kentucky Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $66,710
75th $60,570
50th $53,180
25th $44,600
10th $38,090
Kentucky Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Bowling Green $49,830
Elizabeth $53,910
Lexington $58,910
Louisville $53,110
Owensboro $54,110
Kentucky Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $52,660
2018 $53,830
2017 $53,140
2016 $52,420
2015 $51,920
2014 $51,160
2013 $50,360
2012 $49,470
2011 $48,990